Varun Chakravarthy is the Man of the Match
Eoin Morgan (KKR): "Very rarely do you perform as well as we have today. The talent we have within our squad, it counts for nothing, you have to still go out and show how strong you are and we did today. I didn't think the wicket changed a great deal, RCB started well, but taking a wicket at the backend of the PP changed things for us. Collectively, we took valuable wickets. Maxwell, AB, Virat - we managed to get on top of all of them, it's very rare as well. As a group, with the expressive nature with which the guys play, playing under me or Baz, should be an absolute treat. We're not going to knock people for playing their shots. We have a long way to go, need a lot of things to go right. Today's the right start, need that run of confidence. We haven't turned up for the majority of the tournament, but today was a great start."
Virat Kohli (RCB): It was important to get a good partnership on this surface. We didn't expect that much dew to kick in so early, we couldn't have predicted that. We were 42-odd for one and then lost about five wickets within 20 runs from there, which is a very difficult situation to come back from. Bit of a collapse there for us, bit of a wake-up call and might as well have this at the start of the second leg so that we know exactly what we need to work on. As professional cricketers, you are expected to turn up and adjust to the formats, that's the dynamic of world cricket today. We have never found any troubles doing that but sometimes it can take you a game to get into the tournament. You have to stay with the 8-ball, especially in this format. If not, then the other team is going to be all over you. You can't afford to lose four or five wickets within 20 runs. Pretty good, that's exactly what I was saying in the dug-out, he's going to be a key factor when he plays for India. We need to see performances like these from all the youngsters so that the bench strength of Indian cricket stays strong. And, he's someone who is going to play in the near future for India and it's a great sign
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 9 wickets
Over 9.6 Yuzvendra Chahal bowls it short of length to Venkatesh Iyer, Boundary! Rock back in the crease and pulls it down to deep mid-wicket fence for four.
Over 9.5 Yuzvendra Chahal tossed up delivery to Venkatesh Iyer, Boundary! Dances down and drills it straight back down the ground. Chahal tried sticking his leg out but was too late as the ball raced away
Over 9.4 Yuzvendra Chahal bowls it short of length to Venkatesh Iyer, no run, gets back in the crease and punches it straight back to the bowler.
Over 9.3 Yuzvendra Chahal bowls it short of length to Venkatesh Iyer, Boundary! Rock back in the crease and smashing the googly through backward point for four.
Over 9.2 Yuzvendra Chahal tossed up delivery to Venkatesh Iyer, no run, gets forward and slaps it hard but straight to the man at extra cover.
Over 9.1 Yuzvendra Chahal tossed up delivery to Shubman Gill, out Caught by Siraj!! Gill slices this high up in the air. No mistake from Siraj coming in from the long-off boundary
End of Over 9 (7 runs) Kolkata XI 82/0
Shubman Gill 48/33 Harshal Patel 2-0-13-0
Venkatesh Iyer 29/22
Over 8.6 Harshal Patel bowls a pitched up delivery to Shubman Gill,1 run, goes back in the crease and clips it through square leg for a single.
Over 8.5 Harshal Patel slips in a full toss to Shubman Gill, Boundary! Moves across in the crease and flicks it along the gorund to deep mid-wicket fence for four.
Over 8.4 Harshal Patel bowls a good length delivery to Shubman Gill, no run, gets forward and left alone ouside off through to the keeper.
Over 8.3 Harshal Patel bowls a pitched up delivery to Venkatesh Iyer,1 run, gets forward and punches it down to the long-off and picks up a single.
Over 8.2 Harshal Patel bowls a slower one to Venkatesh Iyer, no run, stays deep inside the crease and looks to dab it towards third man but misses
Over 8.1 Harshal Patel bowls a pitched up delivery to Shubman Gill,1 run, gives the charge to a full toss and drives through cover
End of Over 8 (13 runs) Kolkata XI 75/0
Venkatesh Iyer 28/20 Wanindu Hasaranga 2-0-20-0
Shubman Gill 42/29
Over 7.6 Wanindu Hasaranga tossed up delivery to Venkatesh Iyer, Boundary! Goes reverse and swats it over backward point. Worked out well for him.
Over 7.5 Wanindu Hasaranga tossed up delivery to Shubman Gill,1 run, gets forward and slaps it down to sweeper cover and picks up a single.